Reading a romance novel with a female lead who is neither a passive doormat nor a controlling wench is a refreshing change. Reading a romance novel with a female lead who is confident, capable, smart, and deaf is almost priceless. The male lead is confident, but not controlling or manipulative. He even trusts in Robyn's ability to take care of herself which I really enjoyed. It would have been a four star read for me except the sex is of the flowers and velvet variety, and terribly over written, and it detracted from my ability to connect with the story and the characters. I look forward to reading more of this series.